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Lee & Low Books

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Lee & Low Books

95 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
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Closed to Unsolicited Queries
Our focus is on fiction and nonfiction featuring children/people of color, for readers ages 5 to 12. Of special interest are realistic fiction, historical fiction, and nonfiction with a distinct voice or unique approach. We do not publish folklore and animal stories.
This publisher is seeking the following genres:


Middle Grade


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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this publisher.
08/30/2023 10:21 PM
From website:
LEE & LOW BOOKS is an independent children’s and young adult book publisher that focuses on multicultural themes. Our goal is to meet the need for books that address children and teens of color by providing culturally authentic titles that all readers can enjoy. Picture books, early readers, and chapter books are published under our Lee & Low Books, Shen’s Books, and Children’s Book Press imprints. Middle-grade and young adult novels are published under our Tu Books imprint.
10/14/2021 03:34 PM
Currently closed to unagented submissions (authors).
09/12/2019 06:13 PM
I submitted to an editor through a friend who is a Lee & Low author.
08/22/2019 07:38 PM
Website says they are closed to unsolicited manuscripts until further notice.
01/09/2017 08:26 PM
EQ: 1/7/17 to Tu Books
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